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Matthew Yuricich was the Chief Matte Artist on Ghostbusters.


Matthew Yuricich worked as a visual effects artist from 1950 to 1991. He worked on classic films such as "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Blade Runner," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Die Hard."


Notably, Matthew Yuricich rendered the expanded neighborhood around the Firehouse which included the Stay Puft Marshmallows billboard. [1] He also prepared matte paintings for 55 Central Park West.


  1. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 142 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "An expansive lower Manhattan street setting, rendered in matte painting form by Matthew Yuricich. When photographed, the firehall would be inserted into the undetailed center section as a live-action element. On a neighboring building is a billboard advertisement for Stay-Puft marshmallows."


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